In 1992, peasant farmers in the Mexican state of Veracruz were abruptly ordered off public land they had been farming for the past decade. Hundreds were jailed for illegal farming activities. By the spring of 2002, after 10 years of arrests and forced silence, hundreds of campesinos descended upon one of Mexico City's grandest boulevards, the Paseo de la Reforma, and formed makeshift campsites at the Monumento a la Madre. Twice a day, they staged a mass naked protest of this land seizure through demonstrations in front of thousands of passersby during peak traffic times. They protested without clothes to draw attention to their plight. The government finally agreed to land reforms at the end of 2008.